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Lady of the Lake-Stunning SW Lake Front Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,220 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa w/ 3 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - Sleeps 6 w/ Pool SW facing

This stunning Southwest Facing Lake Front home offers peaceful, private, relaxing warm sunny afternoons and gorgeous sunsets. Lady of the Lake has 10 foot ceilings and a disappearing glass wall that opens onto the private pool deck to create a tropical living environment! One guest said it is like having your pool in your living room! The house will exceed your expectations! The private oversize pool is electrically heated to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. For the pool and dock area there are lounge chairs, chairs, and a love seat all with cushions. In the screened pool area there is a table and 4 chairs (extra chairs in house) to enjoy your meals at while watching the sunset! There is a floating dock which allows easy access into the kayaks and is a beautiful spot for relaxing on in a lounge chair. Portable pool fence available to surround the pool for child safety.

You can fish from the dock. Manatee in the lake. You will see the manatee rolling and mullet jumping in the lake.

Wildlife Refuge: Visit The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The J. N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations. J. N. 'Ding' Darling is one of over 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

The J. N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge was created to safeguard and enhance the pristine wildlife habitat of Sanibel Island, to protect endangered and threatened species, and to provide feeding, nesting, and roosting areas for migratory birds. Today, the refuge provides important habitat to over 220 species of birds.

There are also Burrowing Owls, scrub jays, butterflies and many other animals that can be viewed at 9 locations which include the Rotary Park Environment Center, Cape Coral Public Library.

Kayaking and Beaches: Two top of the line single kayaks and one double kayak and life jackets are included in the rent to enjoy the unspoiled mangroves reached easily from the house. Extra kayaks can be rented in the town of Matlacha a ten minute drive away. While kayaking in the mangroves we have seen Wild Boar walking on the paths, hundreds of fish in the water, turtles in the water and beautiful species of birds including the Pink Spoonbill! We provide handouts guiding you to the different routes you can take in the kayaks.

Extra kayaks (single and double) and canoes can be rented from Gulf Coast Kayaks in Matlacha.

We provide 4 bikes.

There are beautiful beaches in the Cape Coral area. Cape Coral Beach is a small charming beach that is only 20 minutes from the house. There is Fort Myers Beach that is many miles long, has shops and restaurants and is the full beach experience. It is about 45 minutes away. If you prefer unspoiled beaches, take the ferry to Cayo Costa State Park Island and you will have miles of beach all to yourself. We provide beach chairs, beach towels, beach bags and a cooler (ice packs in cupboard to put in freezer).

Things to See & Do: Sun Splash Family Water Park is located in Cape Coral and is open from mid March to late September (15 minute drive). There is also the Shell Factory (15 minute drive) which houses a zoo with alligators, etc. as well as amusements such as bumper boats and great souvenirs. The Edison Ford Museum in Fort Myers offers a glimpse into the lives of two amazing individuals. Jim Jeffers Park is located at 2810 SW 3rd Lane Cape Coral and is 1.5 miles from Lady of the Lake. A nice bike ride!!

A Publix grocery store which also sells wine and beer and has a pharmacy is only a 2 minute drive from the house. It is open 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 7 days a week. A Wallgreens store is next to Publix and is open 24 hours and sells almost everything you can think of. Toiletries, grocercies, pharmacy, beach toys, photo supplies and photo processing. The Tropicaya fruit stand/market sells fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade mango preserves, ice cream and souvenirs and is only a 5 minute drive.

Available to rent April 1 through October 31. Owners are there November 1 to March 31.

Electricity for the house, electricity for heated pool and wireless high speed internet included in rent. Cleaning fee. Mature couples or families only. We do not rent to groups of young students or young adults.

More Details

Dianne Freeman Ross Freeman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

What makes this villa unique

You can swim in your own private pool, fish from the dock, enjoy 2 single and one double kayak, bike ride in the neighborhood, watch for wildlife from the lanai, enjoy the open living room to the pool area and enjoy the amazing sunsets down the canal!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dianne,

Thank you for returning the deposit so promptly. We had a very lovely time at Lady of the Lake. It has exceeded all our expectation and we wish very much to return one day. We had the most yummiest mangoes from your tree which we will never forget. The manatee appeared outside the villa on our last evening which is most unexpected.

Thank you for sharing your lovely house and kindness.

(I had problem replying via Homeaway and hence used your email address)

With best wishes,
Jul 2017
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Burnt Store Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2220 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All towels supplied. Hairdryers in each bathroom supplied. Night lights provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master suite has king bed, own en suite bathroom with toilet, soaking tub, large shower, 37 inch cable TV, DVD player, and own exit to pool area. Second bedroom has king bed, 35 inch cable TV, dvd player, full bath en suite including shower, sink and toilet and has its own exit to pool. Third bedroom has two twin beds, 27 inch cable tv and dvd player. There is a third full bath with shower, sink and toilet between second and third bedrooms. The master suite has a desk and chair with free high speed wireless Internet access connection, personal computer, printer, scanner and copier. The desk looks out to the pool area and has a beautiful view of the lake! Bed sizes: Twin/single is 39 inches x 75 inches or 99 cm x 190 cm King is 72 inches x 84 inches or 182 cm x 213 cm. Hairdryers, night lights and alarm clocks in all bedrooms. All towels provided. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan. Living room has 60 inch cable tv with dvd player.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kitchen has table & chairs that looks out to pool & lake. There is also a large dining room table & 6 chairs. Over sized electric heated pool. Dock & floating fishing dock, 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak & 4 bicycles. Kitchen is stocked with many dishes, plastic dishes for children, plastic glasses for pool area, serving bowls, pots & pans, baking pans, electric beater, cutlery, tea towels, oven with 4 burner stove. The house has blow/hair dryers in each bathroom, night lights, alarm clocks, phones in master suite, kitchen & living room, answering machine, refrigerator w/ice machine, child booster seat/infant playpen/crib & free wireless high speed Internet access, computer, printer, copier. Living room has 60 in panel TV DVD player. Master has 37 in cable TV/dvd , 2 bedroom 35in tv/dvd, 3rd bedroom 27 in tv. Barbeque on pool deck. Air-conditioning and fans in all rooms. The pool area is screen covered. Portable baby fence to surround pool for child safety.


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Lady of the Lake-Stunning SW Lake Front Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Brooklyn, New York

Dream house

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful house with us!! Our vacation was amazing and we came back to New York well rested.We found the house to be perfect. Everything worked well. House was clean. We were more than happy with the kitchen's assortment, thanks! My favorite was the pool area, we spent there most of the time and we had all our meals there. Great fishing in the backyard and fantastic sunsets!! Quiet neighborhood and nearby shopping. Nothing to wish for, except to stay longer:)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lady of the lake was more than we expected, we had everything we needed and more right at the house.

It was comfortable, peaceful, and beautiful.

The view was amazing , pool was so relaxing, and kayaks and fishing were incredible!

Thank you so much for the perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday at our home Vita! Thank you.
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Amazing Lake View

  • 5 of 5

This very tastefully decorated home is situated on a lake with awesome views down the wide canal. Enjoy sitting outside on the lanai and watching birds, squirrels and if you have the luck you even can see a dolphin or an alligator in the canal. Nice and peaceful neighborhood. There are bikes and kayaks. Especially kayaking was one of our favorites. Kayaking down the canal, and around the corner, you are in a nature paradise with mangroves. The water in the pool was clear and warm; it was a pleasure to enjoy at any daytime or at night.

There is a supermarket in the immediate neighborhood. Also a couple of restaurants are nearby.

We spent 10 days in this generous Villa with an oversized lanai, nice pool and a new gas grill it’s perfect for outdoor living. But also the interior is very spacious.

Thanks Dianne and Ross, also thanks to Dieter (Property Manager)

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Lady of the Lake!
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Holland, MI

Better than we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved our week at Lady of the Lake! I can't tell you enough good things about it. We kayaked as suggested and also ventured north up the mangrove channel in our rental boat where we were able to closely experience about 8 manatee breaches. They were amazing and awe inspiring. The osprey were numerous, as were the dolphins we spotted out near Matlacha. (Which I now know how to pronounce!) We enjoyed the Wednesday night regular songster at Bert's Bar and went back with the whole gang for the Friday night fish fry which was awesome. The locals we met were very friendly and welcoming.

We biked each day around the neighborhood for some exercise. I was able to swim laps in the pool also. This was my first time swimming in a salt water pool, and I just loved it. It is SO much nicer than a strongly chlorinated pool! The bird of paradise tree in the lanai is just lovely and the other colorful plants are as well. It was such a nice change of scenery from snow! Our son began fishing upon arrival, before he even unpacked anything, and spent most of his time catching what I think were blue catfish from the dock but the jumping mullet were elusive!

It was just a wonderful week from the minute we walked in the front door until we had to pack up and go home. The pictures don't do your home justice! Thank you so much!

Jean and Bob from Holland, Michigan

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The house is a 5 minute drive from the 'back in time' fishing town of Matlacha which houses many galleries and restaurants. Kayak Shop to rent extra kayaks. Local White Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Yellow Crowned Night Heron, Green Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, and Anhinga can be see while relaxing on the dock or while kayaking.

Lady of the Lake is a home on the water in southwest Florida and is located in the northwest portion of Cape Coral. It is 30 minutes north of Naples, two hours south of Tampa, 2 1/2 hours west of Miami and 2 1/2 hours south of Disney World! Several airlines have daily flights to Fort Myers Airport which is 35 minutes away from the house. The Fort Myers Airport is a new, very small airport with only one terminal and is very easy to arrive and depart from.

Car rentals are available at the airport.

Other Activities: Fishing off the home's dock, boating, kayaking, two fully equipped parks with walking paths nearby.

Golf: Golfing is 5 minutes away. Many golf courses in the area.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.